​​2018 AWARDS BANQUET PHOTOS
HEAD COACH
The NCDB community gathered on Saturday, November 17th for the organization's ninth annual awards and dinner banquet.  Over 300 family and friends packed the auditorium at St. Raphael's in Raleigh to see players recognized for their on-field acheivements during the 2017-18 age year season. 
Adam Jordan, NCDB 2013 Honored Player Inductee, served as emcee
David Holder, NCDB President
Tripp Norton, Baltimore Orioles Director of Baseball Operations, is interviewed by NCDB's Elliot Johnson
Some of the over 300 family and friends that were in attendance
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS
Dean Jordan, NCDB Chairman presents Johnny Woody with the Spirit Award for extrordinary volunteer service
Rob Katz, NCDB Director, and David Holder surprised Dean Jordan with induction into the NCDB Honor Roll
David Holder, NCDB President, presents Josh Hartle of the 15U Team Elite-NCDB team with special recognition for being named to the US National team by USA Baseball
Jordan's family, wife Gail and son Adam, were recognized on stage during the surprise Honor Roll presentation
SKILLS AWARDS
Jim Wisler, 10U team coach presents the Bronze Spikes Awards for baserunning excellence
Johnny Woody, 9U team coach presents the Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence
Barry Whitmore, 12U team coach presents the Platinum Arm Awards for pitching excellence
Steve Sebastian, 8U team coach presents the Silver Slugger Awards for offensive excellence
Bronze Spikes Award Winners
Gold Glove Award Winners
Platinum Arm Award Winners
Silver Slugger Award Winners
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Jory Coughenour, 11U & 12U coach, presents the Offensive Players of the Year Award to Jack Richards (junior division) and Christopher Katz (senior division)
Elliot Johnson, organizational instructor, presents the Defensive Players of the Year Award to Ethan Brittain (junior division) and Parker LaPlant (senior division)
Tyler Bolton, organizational instructor, presents the Pitcher of the Year Award to Dylan Pasternak (junior division)
Jon Link, 15U coach, presents the Co-Pitcher of the Year Award to Dawson Smith & Carter Holton (senior division)
HONORED PLAYERS INDUCTION
NCDB inducted the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th players into the Honor Roll with the class of 2018: Cooper Allen, Nic Edward, Tyson Whitmore, and Maddox Woody.  The awards were presented by NCDB President David Holder and Director Rob Katz.
Rob Katz introduces the newest inductees
Nic Edward
Tyson Whitmore
Cooper Allen
Maddox Woody
Parents of the new Honored Players were recognized on stage
RUSKIE TOP TEAMMATE AWARD WINNERS
NCDB's most prestigious award - The Fred Ruskie Memorial Top Teammate Awards - were presented to the winner from each NCDB team in 2017-18 as voted on by the players.  The awards were presented by Dean Jordan, NCDB Chairman, and Max Ruskie, NCDB Honored Player, Class of 2014, and the son of the Coach Ruskie.
Chase Liner
9U
Tyler Abbe
10U
Luke Richards
8U
Connor Wright
​11U
Davis Watson
​12U
Seth Coats
​14U Team Elite-NCDB
Jake Dacunto
​15U
Joey Chitla
​13U
Cooper George
​15U Team Elite-NCDB
Henry Koehler
16U